North Carolinians don’t like their Senators

North Carolinians don’t generally like their US Senators. Almost every election cycle starts with some incumbent Senator with a favorability rating somewhere in the mid-30s. We routinely throw out Senators after one term. Only two Senators, Jesse Helms and Richard...

Warren’s week

This week in presidential politics, the Democratic field grew with the additions of Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio. Both men start with low name recognition and a lot of catching up to do in a field of 23. On the Biden front, the...

NC-09 Republicans vote today

Today, North Carolina has its second special Congressional election primary of the year. A few weeks ago, we watched the primary in NC-03. Tonight, it’s NC-09. Dan McCready will be the Democrat but the Republican race is up in the air with 10 candidates to choose...

Another black man’s burden

Yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of a man who shot and killed an unarmed black man outside of his home. The court ruled that the prosecutor injected race into his argument when, in fact, there was no evidence the shooting was...

No, Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton

There’s a narrative among left-leaning pundits and activists that Joe Biden is just Hillary Clinton 2.0. Trump will beat Biden, they say, just like he did Clinton because he’s nothing more than another establishment shill. They’re wrong. I’m not sure Biden is the best...

The good guy without a gun

After the Sandy Hook massacre, I was sure that our political leaders would do something. How could they not? A crazed gunman shot and killed 22 elementary school kids in their classrooms. Surely, we, as a nation, would act. But I was wrong.  I don’t have any...

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